Issey Miyake's models smile as color steals show

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

PARIS (AP) — Issey Miyake cast a few minutes of sunshine over a gray Paris sky on Friday with a fall-winter 2013-14 show brimming with color.

Checkered patterns added to the fun, and it was invigorating to see them on models, who actually smiled as they walked.

The show's inspiration, said designer Yoshiyuke Miyamae, "comes from landscape seen from the sky."

Optical crisscrosses of varying thickness created great dynamic movements on stretch fabric, as he imagined an aerial view of a dense forest. Colors of the '80s such as rich ultramarine, vivid jade and vermilion evoked the hues.

"What you see from a plane ... when sunshine lights up the land," Miyamae said.

That made for some beautiful knee-length coats.

Not all of the 42 looks worked. Some came across as busy, especially toward the end, when faux-fur was added to the repertoire. But the mastery of tonal color really stole the show.

Tops saw colors blocked together in changing intensities. Discordant colors such as green with high tonal turquoise stand-out pockets showed a true flair.


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The inspiration comes from the landscape seen from the sky so where u can see a different vuision flower fields, rivers mountains kdifferent colors I I wanted to mix them

The music is originally Scottish but also india instruments, old wheel - also reflected in the clothes, with the mix in different cultures

Sunny colors lit up of the landscape


Todays pants is scenery of sky over paris